FISMA Requirements: List of Official Mandates and Practices
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FISMA Requirements: List of Official Mandates and Practices

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is a United States law that came into effect in 2002. Its goal is to guide federal agencies handling sensitive government information systems to develop, document, implement, and maintain security programs that protect their information systems. FISMA also focuses on developing risk-based policy for cost-effective security.  In this…

List of ISMS Frameworks: How to Choose the Right One 
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List of ISMS Frameworks: How to Choose the Right One 

One of the best ways to adhere to security best practices is using a compliance framework. These guidelines offer a practical, step-by-step, and holistic approach to manage, monitor, implement, and maintain your security objectives. ISMS frameworks are the gold standard of improving posture and gaining customer trust. Let’s understand the most popular ISMS frameworks in…

Governance vs Compliance: Key Differences and Similarities
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Governance vs Compliance: Key Differences and Similarities

In the world of corporate regulations, laws, and policies, two terms are used commonly and often interchangeably – compliance and governance. While these components of GRC have some overlapping objectives, their applicability is far from the same.  In this article, we discuss what governance and compliance means and the differences between the two. What is…

Drata VS Tugboat: Compare All Key Differences 

Drata VS Tugboat: Compare All Key Differences 

If you have landed here, you need a compliance and risk management tool and have narrowed down to these two candidates. While their capabilities are pretty similar, it is critical to understand the minor differences that can make a huge difference. We have also added another player in the field of security compliance—Sprinto.  This article…

GRC Training: Top 5 Courses + How to Build a Program
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GRC Training: Top 5 Courses + How to Build a Program

In 2023, the Ponemon Institute studied 500+ organizations to understand the cost components of mitigating a data breach. Two of the biggest cost amplifiers were security skill shortages and non-compliance with regulations. This is a lesson for modern organizations that don’t take security and compliance seriously. When you don’t prioritize it, you eventually pay the…

Cybersecurity Architecture [How to Build One & Key Components]
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Cybersecurity Architecture [How to Build One & Key Components]

In May 2021, one of the largest fuel pipelines in the United States was forced to shut down after malicious actors successfully breached their computer network and launched a ransomware attack. The shutdown of this critical infrastructure highlights how hackers can exploit vulnerabilities and halt operation, even in large government systems.  Officials responding to this…

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